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19" widescreen, TFT, all-round usage, sub £200!

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Participant, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,963

    Location: Warwickshire

    Simple as the title really, I need recommendations please for an August purchase.

    I am after a new TFT to be upgraded from my Mitac 15"!

    It will be mainly used for MS Office work, browsing the internet, and DVDs, but with some older games so that my 9600 Pro can keep up until I've upgraded at Christmas.

    So basically I need an all-round performer that will offer sharp text (DVI a must please), reasonable response times for Battlefield 1942 and Counterstrike, and good colours and dark response for DVDs.

    My current budget is £200, must be widescreen!

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
  2. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,963

    Location: Warwickshire

    42 views, no opinions? Come on chaps I'd be really grateful - don't want to waste my money with OC.
  3. Poolybit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 May 2006

    Posts: 1,171

    Acer AL1916W - nuff said. ;)

    /Edit oops, no dvi.. not nuff said..
  4. Shamrock


    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 5,661

    Location: floating down the Liffey

    Been playing CS:S and 1.6 today on my new Hans-G, bought from OcUK. No complaints here and I'm on vga until my dvi cable arrives.

    Feels so much better having desk space.
  5. sanofi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,849

    Location: Vienna

    The Hanns.G
  6. kidscruff


    Joined: 23 Feb 2003

    Posts: 372

    I use an ACER AL1916WS monitor, and although it doesn't have a DVI connection, the VGA has an auto focus button and is crystal clear.

    I.e. there is zero bleeding between pixels. Text is sharp and focused across the entire screen. I'm sure many others will agree...

    Although I do kind of wish I had an extra input for connecting a Xbox360 (when I buy one!) saving me swapping cables each time.
  7. D.Roberts


    Joined: 3 Feb 2006

    Posts: 3,319

    Location: not sure

    hanns g hw191dp nuff said ;)
  8. wiggy


    Joined: 30 Jan 2004

    Posts: 770

    Location: Milton Keynes, Bucks

    As above, great screen for a great price! How do i know? I have one.
  9. Zefan


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 30,883

    Location: Tosche Station

    HANNS-G, there really is no other 19" wide tft sensible buy at the moment.
  10. WolfR1der


    Joined: 28 Jan 2005

    Posts: 871

    Location: South West

    Ever thought of picking up a KVM switch? Works very well for me.

    IIRC it uses the same panel as the Acer, has the DVI the op wanted and is cheaper. Sounds like a pretty convincing argument to me...
  11. Gibbs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jun 2006

    Posts: 1,117

    Location: Belfast

    nuff said :D
  12. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 31,963

    Location: Warwickshire

    But why is the HANNS-G so cheap? What's bad about it? There must be some disadvantages...bad dead pixel policy? Lack of adaptors? Short cable? Someone critique it!
  13. nikebee


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: Pembrokeshire


    big, big thread on it there... just skim through the user views on it and you'll get an idea on the good and the bad points of the monitor.

    only thing i can think of off hand (iirc) is that it doesn't support 1:1 pixel mapping